Gluten Free Oatmeal Crusted Tilapia with Sweet Peas
So tonight I was a food geek, I’ve been on this kick for the past 11 months losing about 50 lbs by working out and eating healthy. Unfortunately my ski trip to the Canyons in Park City, Utah ended with a separated shoulder and distal fracture of my collar bone. That means no working out for a while, so I have to be really careful about what I’m eating. For dinner tonight I decided to take a tilapia recipe I found online and modified it to be gluten free. Now, I’m not allergic to gluten, but I’m definitely sensitive to it. So that means staying away from it as much as possible… even though I really REALLY love bread.
Tonight’s dinner was simple, I cooked up four medium tilapia fillets and a packet of sweet peas, the recipe is really easy to follow:
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 1/2 cup of gluten free oatmeal
- 1/4 cup of Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blend (Seafood Magic)
- 2 tbs of olive oil
- 1 tbs melted butter
To prep, take the 4 tilapia fillets, rinse them with cold water and dry with a paper towel, then season both sides of each piece with Chef Paul’s Seafood Magic. Once the tilapia is seasoned let them rest a bit, then using your food processor or blender chop the 1/2 of gluten free oatmeal until it is a fine powder resembling the consistency of flower. Pour the oatmeal into a dish; then gently press each side of the tilapia fillets until they have a nice coating. After the fish is prepped, preheat a skillet on medium high with the 2 tbs of olive oil. Once your skillet is hot enough put 2 fillets in, letting them cook on each side for about 4 minutes. You will know the fish is done when it becomes flaky. Before taking the fish out of the skillet, brush each side with a small amount of the melted butter and give a quick turn on each side. Once you have done this plate and serve immediately (because nobody likes cold fish)… and enjoy!
If you found this recipe simple and delicious please let me know. It took less than a half hour to get the entire meal prepped and cooked, so it is a really simple after work meal the whole family can enjoy!